Puerto Rico's Power Utility Gets Financing Offer -- Reuters

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 29, 2015

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Puerto Rico's power authority has been offered $2 billion in financing by its creditors, Reuters reported Saturday. The $2 billion includes $1.2 billion to fund a new natural-gas operation in exchange for assurances the Puerto Rico Electric ...

Greece's Fate Lies in Athens' Hands, Not Berlin's

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 29, 2015

By Simon Nixon One of the Greek government's biggest mistakes since taking office in January has been to assume that its fate lay in German hands. For the first two months, it refused to deal with the "Troika" of international ...

Intel Nears Its Largest-Ever Takeover Deal

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 3/28/15) By Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca in New York and Don Clark in San Francisco Intel Corp. is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp., according to people familiar with the model, ...

Nigeria Extends Presidential Voting in Some Areas -- 2nd Update

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Heidi Vogt in Abuja and Patrick McGroarty in Yola, Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria--Election officials allowed polling stations to extend voting into Sunday after some polling stations encountered problems Saturday with electronic biometric readers used to verify voter identity. It was ...

Intel in Talks to Buy Altera -- 4th Update

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca in New York and Don Clark in San Francisco Intel Corp. is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would represent the ...

Intel in Talks to Buy Altera -- 4th Update

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca in New York and Don Clark in San Francisco Intel Corp. is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp., according to people familiar with the model, a move that would represent the ...

Nigeria Votes in Presidential Election

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Heidi Vogt in Abuja and Patrick McGroarty in Yola, Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria--Nigerians headed to the polls Saturday morning to choose a leader of a country where past election disputes have set off waves of deadly violence. The outcome of ...

Japan Inflation Hits Zero

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

TOKYO--Japan's drift back toward deflation, two years after launching a radical monetary policy experiment to cure the affliction, underscores the continuing difficulties in pulling the world's third-largest economy out of its long slump. The government said Friday its most closely ...

Singapore Dollar Strengthens Despite Expectations for Easing

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Jake Maxwell Watts SINGAPORE-Ahead of Singapore's central bank meeting next month that many analysts say will result in easier monetary policy for a second time this year, the local currency is doing something strange: it's strengthening. Anticipation for such ...

Crude Futures Fall in Asia, Get Support From Yemen Conflict

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

Crude-oil futures fell by about 2% in Asian trade Friday on some profit-taking, but prices are still supported by the escalating conflict in Yemen, traders said. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in May ...

Retail trade increased in February -2-

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

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Ending Preferential Treatment of Debt Would Help Financial Stability

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

FRANKFURT--Ending the preferential treatment of debt would be a big help to financial stability, said European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann in a speech Friday. In remarks to a conference, Mr. Weidmann invoked American founding father Benjamin Franklin's ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks On Track For Big Weekly Loss

TODAY: March 29, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch GDP data unchanged in fourth quarter NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--U.S. stocks moved between small gains and losses Friday, with the main indexes looking set to finish the week with hefty losses. Ahead of the ...